2023 Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala – Registration NOW OPEN!

Tourism Westman is proud to announce the 2023 Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala. This special evening will recognize and celebrate the exceptional individuals, businesses, organizations and communities within the Westman region that have made significant contributions to tourism development and promotion over the past year.

Awards will be given in nine categories; Aspiring Youth, Event of the Year (budget over 5k), Event of the Year (budget under 5k),  Marketing Excellence, Partnership, Service Excellence, Volunteer of the Year, Indigenous Tourism and Resilience & Innovation. In addition to the regional recognition, all winners will be nominated for the chance to advance to the Manitoba Tourism Awards for a chance to be recognized at a Provincial level.

27 nominations have been submitted for the 2023 Awards from communities including; Brandon, Minnedosa, Hamiota, Elkhorn, Carberry, Souris & Killarney.

Nominees are as follows:

Aspiring Youth:

Sydney Murray – Hamiota
Cassandra Cardy & Zac Easton – Minnedosa
Taylor Wegener – Elkhorn
Britteny Breemersch – Brandon

Event of the Year (budget over 5k):

Carberry Agricultural Fair & Races
Souris Survivor Curling Bonspiel
Manitoba Ag Days – Brandon
Hunter Brothers Concert – Killarney

Event of the Year (budget under 5k):

Mid-West Show ‘n Shine – Hamiota
Ride Like Ole – Minnedosa
Race the North Face – Brandon

Marketing Excellence:

The Minnedosa Skating Club
Brandon Tourism
Trails of Toba – Brandon


Carberry Homecoming Committee & Carberry Chamber of Commerce
Section 6 Brewing Co., The Dock on Princess & Kickin’ Axe – Brandon
Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce: Christmas in the Valley

Service Excellence:

Sun Sun Restaurant – Minnedosa
The Souris Hotel
Summer Shack Drive Inn Restaurant – Carberry

Volunteer of the Year:

Tom Instance – Minnedosa
Jamie Smart – Carberry
Tony Mullie – Minnedosa

Indigenous Tourism:

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations – Brandon
Dakota Nation Winterfest – Brandon

Resilience & Innovation:

La Bella Terra – Minnedosa
enJoy Salon & Spa – Minnedosa

Award winners will be announced at the Tribute to Tourism Gala being held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at Souris Glenwood Memorial Complex in Souris, MB. The evening will feature a lovely meal from Woodfire Deli, entertainment by Bethel Road Music and last but not least, the Awards Ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($50 + GST), please contact the Tourism Westman office at 1-204-726-1513 or download and complete a registration form (below) and email to info@tourismwestman.ca.

2023 Registration Form